Oh, Parisian Days
It was difficult to adjust back to "reality" when I got back from my trip to Europe. From going straight back to work the day after my trip to waking up around 6:30AM for the following few days (talk about jet lag!), I had to jump back into the routine without time to process everything. Enough about that, it's time for the good stuff - some highlights of the sights I've seen from the four days I was in Paris.
A lovely lunch in front of the Eiffel Tower featuring a caramel beurre salé from L'éclair de génie:
A walk by the Pont des Arts aka the Love Lock Bridge -- I'm glad I visited this since they recently started removing the padlocks from the bridge. I thought the history of how the Love Lock Bridge started was insanely cute: lovers secure a padlock (with their initials inscribed on it) to a bridge to symbolize their love and then they throw the key away, which symbolizes unbreakable love (Source: Wikipedia).
A visit to the Louvre and a classic photo with the glass pyramid:
The last time I visited the Louvre was back in 2008 when I visited France for the first time as a junior in High School. Talk about a throwback:
I'm a sucker for the aesthetics of gardens (and palm trees) so a visit to Jardin du Luxembourg was a must:
A majority of my time in Paris was spent exploring thrift stores, artsy boutiques filled with vintage craft items, and fabric stores. My cousin Nellie was here for two months prior so she showed us the sweet spots that artsy fartsy creative souls would love to get their hands on. Here are some of the treasures I got:
Fabric from La Droguerie: a wonderful little hobby shop boutique with an assortment of beads, colorful threads, ribbons, charms, fabric, etc.
Donut inspired notebook from BHV Marais: a department store with an assortment of merchandise
Thrifting at its finest - €1 scarves and two skirts for €6 from Free'P'Star.